Field View – Lodge 5
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
This contemporary property is set within a 6 acre gated complex and is ideally placed for a break spent touring both coast and countryside. It boasts excellent road links, a private deck and a hot tub
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Set within a welcoming complex of properties, this detached pod is located in rural Dorset. An abundance of unspoilt countryside can be found in any direction, making this an ideal property for those wishing to tour this picturesque county. The stunning Jurassic Coast also within easy reach or visit the market town of Blandford Forum (3 miles) where you can find a good selection of amenities as well as walks beside the river. From here you can head to the coast and visit Swanage (20 miles), and Weymouth (21 miles). Further attractions include The Tank Museum and Monkey World, which are both great choices for a day out suitable for all the family.
A gated shared driveway gives access to this detached single-storey property, which sits adjacent to the owners’ home and similar properties within this exclusive complex. A private entrance door leads directly into the striking open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with seating and a TV. This light and bright room is cleverly designed to create comfortable areas for both relaxing and dining. The contemporary galley kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave. Heading across the open-plan living space will take you to the bedrooms. The first is a cosy twin and the second an inviting double. The bedrooms share the stylish shower room, which has a shower and WC.
Heading outside via the double entrance doors you will find a fabulous terrace boasting a hot tub and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There is a picnic bench for alfresco dining and a charcoal BBQ. Younger guests will enjoy the shared outdoor play area within on the lawns. Off-road parking can be found in a shared car park accessed by steps, a short walk from the property.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Deck with sunken hot tub and lovely views of the Dorset countryside
- Ideally placed for exploring the Jurassic Coastline and many attractions
- Set within a stylish gated development in a rural position
- 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin
- 1 shower room with WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- TV in the lounge
- Wi-Fi included
- Terrace area with hot tub, furniture and charcoal BBQ
- Shared outdoor play area
- 1 dog welcome (must be kept on a lead whilst on the estate)
- Off-road parking for 1 car is available within a shared car park a short walk from the property
- Regret unloading is not possible directly outside of the property
- Beach 14 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
- Private water supply
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.